Kavanaugh's Senate Hearing: Moment or Movement?
BY EMILY KARANDY
Last Thursday, the entire nation was held in suspense by the Senate Committee Hearings in regard to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination and Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against him. Both testimonials had a lot of emotion to unpack and irrefutably triggered citizens, no matter what side they were on.
Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell announced just last night that a preliminary vote on the FBI Investigation will take place this Friday, just one week after Arizona Senator Jeff Flake's long awaited decision called for an FBI Investigation into the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.
What is just under a week has felt like years before the Senate decides on a nomination that will affect the Court and the United States for the next 50 years. I decided to ask people their thoughts and reactions after hearing testimonies from both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh. Most importantly, I asked them: "What happens next?"
According to the other side of the isle, it seems as though the Democrats are the ones to blame:
For some, it was a reminder that history often repeats itself:
While many have begun to question the workings of democracy in our country, others attest that this moment in history could start a landmark movement:
If we have learned anything, it is that this confirmation hearing has stained the fabric of American history. Tomorrow it is up to key Senate Republicans to decide how we will write history. Whatever the outcome, a movement is stirring, and this is just the beginning.
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